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ASUS Ebox to feature Atom processor, and (W)Eee controller?

by Parm Mann on 30 May 2008, 11:05

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ASUS' Eee range of products are all the talk right now, and next week's COMPUTEX looks set to host all sorts of Eee surprises.

Today, there's two bits of interesting Eee-related information. Firstly, Anandtech's Anand Lal Shimpi has had the opportunity to open up an early sample of ASUS' Eee Box. On the inside, he's found a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor paired with an Intel 945G chipset - no real surprises there.

The Ebox sample features 1GiB of DDR2-667 RAM, a 160GiB Seagate Momentus 5400rpm SATA hard drive, and built in Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n wireless.

The downside and nasty-surprise, however, is that ASUS has taken a leaf out of Apple's book and opted not to include an optical drive, ala the MacBook Air. If the final Ebox ships without an optical drive, it could be a deal-breaker for many, we feel.

The second piece of Eee-related news is even more surprising, pictured below is what reports are now calling the "Eee-stick". A device, very similar to Nintendo's Wii controller, that'll provide motion-sensing controller abilities. Reports indicate that the left of the controller pair, pictured below, will also function as a mouse.

Is the Eee-stick just a Wii-like controller for PC games? Will it function only with Eee-systems? Lots of questions, and we'll find the answers next week at COMPUTEX.

In the meantime, here's a clip of a woman showing some frenzied Eee-stick action:




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So underpowered CPU and VGA, not gonna make a cracking HTPC then…. oh dear. Its gonna be a TV web-browser then….

Still gonna buy one.. should make a nice quiet NAS box…or Download box…
If that's how you have to use the Eee stick, I reckon I could take about 10 minutes of it before getting very fed up.

Plus they'll presumably get loads of repetitive strain injury claims…
What game is she playing?
Nice wrist movements
:rolleyes:
GaryRW
If that's how you have to use the Eee stick, I reckon I could take about 10 minutes of it before getting very fed up.

Plus they'll presumably get loads of repetitive strain injury claims…

I have a feeling men will also have a distinct advantage too… :censored: